The French think-tank générations E.R.I.C. has published a white paper presenting measures to fight unemployment of older workers. The measures proposed have been elaborated in the French context, but many of these measures are important as well on European level.
The white paper notes that while the unemployment rate of older wokers has been declining, their absulote numbers have remained the same in the past years. The paper wants to ring an alarm bell with regards to this situation. The measures proposed focus on the promotion of good practices amongst businesses on regional level, the coupling of unemployment allowance with recognised, experience-building measurs such as volunteering and life-long learning. For générations E.R.I.C., these measures have to be accompanied by substantial structural reforms as well.